GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, January 24, the 24th day of 2017 with 340 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:05 and sunset is @ 4:46. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1848 – James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California. The discovery led to the gold rush of ’49.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Kristen Cabral, Michael and Richard Cabral twins, Kristina Marie, Joey DelPonte, Alex Woo, Joseph Dipietro, Bill Rogers, Maureen Capobianco, Annamarie Trifone, Nora Alcaro, Happy 25th Birthday to Richelle Cordeiro, Mr O’Connor celebrating his 77th birthday , Happy Birthday Dom, Happy 76th Birthday Mr Viola and Happy 100th Birthday Sister Rachel.m at the Little Sisters of the Poor located on Highland Ave! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 

Book talk: How to handle student hate speech and other dilemmas of today’s classrooms with State Sen. Patricia Jehlen

Marya Levenson and Jacob Fay of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and State Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville) will discuss tough dilemmas that teachers and other educators face today, in a conversation at Porter Square Books on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 pm. Continue reading Book talk: How to handle student hate speech and other dilemmas of today’s classrooms with State Sen. Patricia Jehlen